Nose: A thick sherry nose greets me here. Dark berries, cherry jam and grated orange peel. In addition, raisins in chocolate, polished oak and beeswax candles, in the background a very mild trace of cigar tobacco and tones of cedar wood. If you give the whisky a little time, the sweetness becomes stronger and fresher, tangerines, grapes and, quite a bit, a little cinnamon.
Palate: Still fruity and pleasantly sweet, but here the oak comes out much more strongly and complements the fruit aromas of the nose with cinnamon, heather and very mild pepper. Also sea salt in chocolate and cloves.
Finish: Long and balanced, harmonious between dried fruits and spices.
Conclusion: From my point of view, this Bunnahabhain has really turned out exceptionally well. The sherry barrel was incredibly active and produced a wonderfully harmonious single malt. 88/100 points (2021)